This year marks the tenth anniversary of Alexandria Dance’s production of The Nutcracker, featuring several dancers from West Potomac’s Dance Academy and dance team.
The show put a unique twist on the original plot, with roller-skating snow fairies, punk Sugar Plum fairy, and hip-hoppin’ Russian swingers.
The overall production provides audiences with a cool and modern twist on a traditional delight, with a variety of dance and musical numbers.
Certain dance numbers stuck out during the show, particularly the soldier’s tap dance, that was choreographed by West Potomac seniors Vera Abankwa and Hannah Nobles. The performance was clean and overall a breath of fresh air.
The classic Russian Dance — Trepak — was turned from a classic ballet routine to a cool and fresh hip hop routine. It was a pleasant surprise, that delighted us all.